The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997.

We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health.

With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today!

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Action & Events

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

January 8, 2016

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Save Critically Endangered Coho Salmon

January 1, 2016

Sign our petition and let the Marin County Board of Supervisors know we want them to write an improved SCA ordinance that protects Marin County's critically endangered coho salmon from further habitat...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

April 3, 2015

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!


Meet SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery Manager Audrey Fusco

July 25, 2016

Audrey Fusco has followed her passion for land stewardship and gardening around the globe. Whether researching urban gardens used to grow food, called...

“Virtual Banner Hanging” Projection Highlighting Marin’s Endangered Coho Salmon Illuminated the Civic Center & Called on Supervisors to Act

February 4, 2016

On Feb. 3 Turtle Island & SPAWN and the SF Projection Department projected images and video of endangered coho salmon on the Marin County Civic Center...

Rains Bring Endangered Coho Salmon to Marin: Now is Prime Viewing Time to Watch Fish Spawn

December 28, 2015

Watch endangered coho salmon return from the ocean to spawn. Watch 2-foot female salmon build nests and lay their eggs, while bright red male salmon b...

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